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Teaching / Education Average Salaries in Johannesburg 2024

How much money does a person working in Teaching / Education make in Johannesburg?

Average Monthly Salary
34,900 ZAR
( 419,000 ZAR yearly)

All salary figures displayed here are per month except when noted otherwise.
All salary and compensation figures displayed here are gross salary figures, that is the salary before tax deductions. Because taxes may differ across sectors and locations, it is difficult to accurately calculate the net salary after tax for every career.

A person working in Teaching / Education in Johannesburg typically earns around 34,900 ZAR. Salaries range from 17,000 ZAR (lowest average) to 64,500 ZAR (highest average, actual maximum salary is higher).

Salary Variance

The provided figure represents the median compensation that encompasses housing, transportation, and other perks. The salaries within the Teaching / Education domain in Johannesburg exhibit significant discrepancies across various professions. In case you seek information about the remuneration of a specific position, please refer to the salaries listed below for respective job titles.

Salaries for specific jobs

Job TitleAverage Salary
Teaching / Education
Academic Advisor35,800 ZAR
Academic Assistant24,200 ZAR
Academic Coach33,900 ZAR
Academic Librarian24,700 ZAR
Academic Manager40,200 ZAR
Academic Specialist29,100 ZAR
Academic Staff26,700 ZAR
Accompanist29,900 ZAR
Achievement Coach33,600 ZAR
Admissions Specialist31,200 ZAR
Agricultural Sciences Teacher25,800 ZAR
Anthropology Teacher27,100 ZAR
Arabic Language Teacher25,400 ZAR
Archeology Teacher28,400 ZAR
Architecture Teacher29,500 ZAR
Archivist23,700 ZAR
Art Teacher26,500 ZAR
Assistant School Principal34,300 ZAR
Assistant Teacher23,800 ZAR
Biochemistry Professor 48,100 ZAR
Biology Teacher28,400 ZAR
Blended Learning Specialist35,600 ZAR
Bursary Scheme Manager31,700 ZAR
Business Teacher29,100 ZAR
Careers Advisor34,700 ZAR
Careers Consultant34,400 ZAR
Chemistry Teacher26,000 ZAR
Chief Remote Learning Officer44,600 ZAR
Child Care Coordinator28,400 ZAR
Child Care Worker22,000 ZAR
Childcare Worker22,400 ZAR
Classroom Assistant23,100 ZAR
Clinical School Psychologist40,400 ZAR
Coding Coach28,800 ZAR
College Aide34,200 ZAR
College and Career Readiness Specialist34,700 ZAR
College Dean64,100 ZAR
College President60,800 ZAR
Communications Teacher28,600 ZAR
Community Education Officer23,800 ZAR
Computer Science Teacher27,500 ZAR
Computer Teacher26,500 ZAR
Creative Writing Trainer33,900 ZAR
Credit Counselor35,000 ZAR
Cultural Studies Teacher27,500 ZAR
Curriculum Coordinator31,000 ZAR
Curriculum Developer35,900 ZAR
Curriculum Specialist34,800 ZAR
Dean of Faculty62,700 ZAR
Demonstrator25,100 ZAR
Deputy Controller of Examinations32,300 ZAR
Digital Citizenship Educator25,600 ZAR
Digital Literacy Instructor28,000 ZAR
Director of Learning Technology38,200 ZAR
Distance Learning Coordinator31,200 ZAR
E-Learning Consultant38,500 ZAR
E-learning Content Developer35,400 ZAR
E-Learning Designer36,100 ZAR
Economics Lecturer49,400 ZAR
Economics Teacher27,600 ZAR
EdTech Compliance Manager31,200 ZAR
EdTech Consultant30,900 ZAR
EdTech Content Creator27,700 ZAR
Education Administrator32,600 ZAR
Education Assistant24,900 ZAR
Education Assistant Director35,800 ZAR
Education Assistant Librarian20,000 ZAR
Education Assistant Principal29,100 ZAR
Education Assistant Professor37,800 ZAR
Education Associate26,900 ZAR
Education Consultant38,800 ZAR
Education Consultant33,500 ZAR
Education Coordinator29,800 ZAR
Education Counselor31,300 ZAR
Education Director50,200 ZAR
Education Policy Analyst38,800 ZAR
Education Program Specialist33,700 ZAR
Education Researcher40,300 ZAR
Education Resource Specialist29,400 ZAR
Education Services Facilitator32,800 ZAR
Education Technology Specialist30,100 ZAR
Educational Content Writer35,400 ZAR
Educational Data Privacy Officer32,500 ZAR
Educational Psychologist42,600 ZAR
EFL Teacher27,800 ZAR
eLearning Trainer25,300 ZAR
Elementary School Teacher23,600 ZAR
Engineering Lecturer47,600 ZAR
Engineering Teacher38,500 ZAR
English Teacher25,800 ZAR
ESL Teacher28,900 ZAR
Faculty Assistant33,400 ZAR
Foreign Language Teacher24,300 ZAR
GED Teacher25,400 ZAR
Geography Teacher25,400 ZAR
Head of Mathematics Department35,700 ZAR
Head of School46,200 ZAR
High School Teacher28,500 ZAR
History Teacher27,400 ZAR
Infant Teacher20,300 ZAR
Instructional Assistant29,500 ZAR
Instructional Coach32,000 ZAR
Instructor30,700 ZAR
Kindergarten Teacher22,100 ZAR
Language Instructor For Expatriate23,500 ZAR
Law Teacher39,800 ZAR
Learning Designer33,500 ZAR
Learning Experience Designer38,000 ZAR
Learning Management System Administrator31,600 ZAR
Lecturer45,400 ZAR
Librarian23,500 ZAR
Library Assistant18,300 ZAR
Library Director31,500 ZAR
Library Specialist22,700 ZAR
Library Technician21,200 ZAR
Life Sciences Teacher26,300 ZAR
Makerspace Coordinator and Facilitator25,600 ZAR
Math Lecturer46,900 ZAR
Math Teacher29,300 ZAR
Mathematics Teacher30,900 ZAR
Mentor31,400 ZAR
Middle School Teacher29,900 ZAR
Music Teacher26,000 ZAR
Nursery Manager42,000 ZAR
Nursery Worker16,700 ZAR
Online Course Developer31,900 ZAR
Online Course Instructor28,700 ZAR
Online Learning Facilitator27,200 ZAR
Online Tutor25,000 ZAR
Paraprofessional35,300 ZAR
Personalized Learning Specialist34,000 ZAR
Physical Education Specialist30,300 ZAR
Physical Education Teacher24,400 ZAR
Physics Teacher 28,600 ZAR
Political Science Teacher30,000 ZAR
Post Doctoral Researcher41,100 ZAR
Preschool Education Administrator29,700 ZAR
Preschool Teacher22,600 ZAR
Primary School Teacher25,500 ZAR
Principal40,700 ZAR
Product Specialist30,800 ZAR
Professor - Accounting49,100 ZAR
Professor - Architecture47,800 ZAR
Professor - Biology49,100 ZAR
Professor - Business Administration45,800 ZAR
Professor - Chemical Engineering53,200 ZAR
Professor - Chemistry50,200 ZAR
Professor - Civil Engineering49,300 ZAR
Professor - Communication46,900 ZAR
Professor - Computer Science47,300 ZAR
Professor - Dentistry52,300 ZAR
Professor - Drama46,100 ZAR
Professor - Economics52,700 ZAR
Professor - Education49,700 ZAR
Professor - Electrical Engineering49,600 ZAR
Professor - English47,600 ZAR
Professor - Environmental Engineering48,800 ZAR
Professor - Foreign Languages48,000 ZAR
Professor - Geological Sciences47,600 ZAR
Professor - History50,900 ZAR
Professor - Industrial Engineering48,400 ZAR
Professor - Law50,300 ZAR
Professor - Legal Support47,500 ZAR
Professor - Liberal Arts47,500 ZAR
Professor - Marketing48,200 ZAR
Professor - Mathematics55,000 ZAR
Professor - Mechanical Engineering51,600 ZAR
Professor - Medical Administration55,000 ZAR
Professor - Medicine59,400 ZAR
Professor - Music43,500 ZAR
Professor - Nursing47,400 ZAR
Professor - Pharmaceutical Sciences47,800 ZAR
Professor - Philosophy51,100 ZAR
Professor - Physical Therapy51,500 ZAR
Professor - Physics50,900 ZAR
Professor - Psychology49,000 ZAR
Professor - Rehabilitation43,800 ZAR
Professor - Social Work45,500 ZAR
Professor - Sociology47,700 ZAR
Professor - Special Education51,400 ZAR
Psychology Teacher39,700 ZAR
Public Management Assistant Professor39,500 ZAR
School Counselor38,600 ZAR
Science Educator27,300 ZAR
Science Laboratory Assistant24,800 ZAR
Science Teacher26,500 ZAR
Secondary Mathematics Teacher29,400 ZAR
Secondary School Teacher27,800 ZAR
Special Education Advocate34,200 ZAR
Special Education Teacher29,100 ZAR
Special Needs Assistant22,700 ZAR
Statistics Lecturer46,900 ZAR
STEAM Educator25,300 ZAR
STEM Educator26,300 ZAR
Student Accounts Coordinator25,300 ZAR
Student Development Specialist31,900 ZAR
Student Employment Specialist29,000 ZAR
Student Services24,300 ZAR
Student Services Coordinator25,100 ZAR
Student Support Manager32,200 ZAR
Substitute Teacher22,600 ZAR
Teacher25,400 ZAR
Teacher Aide20,300 ZAR
Teacher Trainer33,900 ZAR
Teaching Assistant21,100 ZAR
TEFL Teacher28,000 ZAR
Training and Development Specialist34,800 ZAR
Training Coordinator25,700 ZAR
Tutor26,600 ZAR
University Teacher49,000 ZAR
Virtual Teacher24,900 ZAR
Vocational Education Teacher26,900 ZAR

Teaching / Education Jobs Pay Scale and Salaries in Johannesburg

Median and salary distribution Johannesburg Teaching / Education monthly
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Salary Structure and Pay Scale Comparison

5% of people earn
35,600 ZAR or more
10% of people earn
30,900 to 35,600 ZAR
20% of people earn
20,500 ZAR or less
65% of people earn
20,500 to 30,900 ZAR
Minimum Salary
17,000 ZAR
31,900 ZAR
64,500 ZAR

Median Salary, maximum and minimum salary, minimum wage, starting salary, and the salary range

All salary figures displayed here are per month except when noted otherwise.
  • Salary Range, Minimum Wage, and Starting Salary

    Salaries in Teaching / Education in Johannesburg range from 17,000 ZAR (starting average salary) to 64,500 ZAR (maximum average salary, actual maximum is higher). To clarify, the number presented is not the legally mandated minimum wage. Rather, it represents the lowest figure reported in a salary survey that involved thousands of participants and professionals from across the entire country.

  • Median Salary

    The median income in the field of Teaching / Education is 31,900 ZAR, implying that half of the workforce in Johannesburg earns less than this figure, and the other half earns more. It represents the central value of salaries. As a rule of thumb, you would prefer to be part of the group earning above the median wage, situated on the right-hand side of the salary distribution chart.

  • Percentiles and Salary Scale

    Two values that are highly correlated with the median are the 25th and 75th percentiles. By examining the salary distribution diagram, it is possible to determine that 25% of individuals employed in Teaching / Education in Johannesburg earn less than 26,000 ZAR, while 75% of them earn more. Additionally, the diagram reveals that 75% of individuals earn less than 37,500 ZAR, while 25% earn more than that.

  • Pay Scale Structure

    Data was regrouped into brackets to provide a better understanding of what salaries can be expected. This approach was deemed more accurate than relying solely on the average salary, as it offers greater insights into the distribution of salaries in the field of Teaching / Education in Johannesburg. The analysis revealed that roughly 65% of all reported salaries fell within the range of 20,500 ZAR to 30,900 ZAR. Approximately 20% of salaries were below the 20,500 ZAR mark, while 10% ranged from 30,900 ZAR to 35,600 ZAR. Only 5% of individuals earned a gross salary of 35,600 ZAR or higher.

Salary Comparison by Years of Experience

How does a person's salary progress over time?

Salary Comparison By Experience Level
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The experience level is the most important factor in determining the salary. Naturally, the more years of experience the higher the wage.

Generally speaking, employees in Teaching / Education in Johannesburg having experience from two to five years earn on average 32% more than freshers and juniors across all industries and disciplines.

Professionals with experience of more than five years tend to earn on average 36% more than those with five years or less of work experience.

As you hit the ten years mark, the salary increases by 21% and an additional 14% for those who have crossed the 15 years mark.

Those figures are presented as guidelines only. The numbers become more significant if you consider one job title at a time.

Change in salary based on experience varies drastically from one location to another and depends hugely on the career field as well. The data displayed here is the combined average of many different jobs. To view accurate figures, choose a specific job title.
On average, a person's salary doubles their starting salary by the time they cross the 10 years* experience mark.
* Based on the average change in salary over time. Salary variations differ from person to person.

Salary Comparison By Education

How does the education level affect your salary?

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Change in salary based on education varies drastically from one location to another and depends hugely on the career field as well. The data displayed here is the combined average of multiple jobs. To view accurate figures, choose a specific job title.

It is well known that higher education equals a bigger salary, but how much more money can a degree add to your income?

We compared the salaries of professionals at the same level but with different college degree levels across many jobs in Teaching / Education in Johannesburg, below are our findings.

Workers with a certificate or diploma earn on average 17% more than their peers who only reached the high school level.

Employees who earned a Bachelor's Degree earn 24% more than those who only managed to attain a certificate or diploma.

Professionals who attained a Master's Degree are awarded salaries that are 29% more than those with a Bachelor's Degree.

Finally, PhD holders earn 23% more than Master's Degree holders on average while doing the same job.

Is a Master's degree or an MBA worth it? Should you pursue higher education?

A Master's degree program or any post-graduate program in South Africa costs anywhere from 156,000 ZAR to 469,000 ZAR and lasts approximately two years. That is quite an investment.

Employees can't expect any salary increases during the study period, assuming they already have a job. In most cases, a salary review is conducted once education is completed and the degree has been attained.

Many people pursue higher education as a tactic to switch to a higher-paying job. The numbers seem to support this tactic. The average increase in compensation while changing jobs is approximately 10% more than the customary salary increment.

The decision really depends on the situation and experience among many other factors. Putting all variables aside, if a person can afford the costs of higher education then the return on investment is definitely worth it. Degree costs can be recovered roughly in a year or so.

Salary and Compensation Comparison By Gender / Teaching / Education / Johannesburg

Salary comparison by gender South Africa Teaching / Education monthly
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Though gender should not have an effect on pay, in reality, it does. So who gets paid more: men or women? In the field of Teaching / Education in South Africa, the average difference between the salary of male and female employees is 8%.

33,700 ZAR
31,200 ZAR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in South Africa for all Careers

Salary comparison by gender monthly South Africa
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Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage / Teaching / Education / Johannesburg

How much are annual salary increments in Johannesburg for individuals working in Teaching / Education? How often do employees get salary raises?

Professionals working in Teaching / Education in South Africa are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately % every months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 8% granted to employees every 18 months.

Annual Salary Increment Rate South Africa Teaching / Education
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The figures provided here are averages of numbers. Those figures should be taken as general guidelines. Salary increments will vary from person to person and depend on many factors, but your performance and contribution to the success of the organization remain the most important factors in determining how much and how often you will be granted a raise.

South Africa / All Professions

Annual Salary Increment Rate South Africa
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The term Annual Salary Increase usually refers to the increase in 12 calendar month period, but because it is rare that people get their salaries reviewed exactly on the one-year mark, it is more meaningful to know the frequency and the rate at the time of the increase.

How to calculate the salary increment percentage?

The annual salary Increase in a calendar year (12 months) can be easily calculated as follows: Annual Salary Increase = Increase Rate x 12 / Increase Frequency

The average salary increase in one year (12 months) in South Africa is 5%.

Worldwide Salary Raises: All Countries and All Jobs

World Average Annual Salary Increment
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Salary Packages and Schemes

Not all compensation increases are reflected directly in the salary. Some companies offer upgraded packages to their staff instead of cash money. The figures displayed here account only for direct increments to the base salary.

Bonus and Incentive Rates / Teaching / Education / South Africa

How much and how often are bonuses being awarded?Annual Salary Bonus Rate South Africa Teaching / Education
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100% of surveyed staff in Teaching / Education reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while % said that they received at least one form of monetary bonus.

Those who got bonuses reported rates ranging from % to % of their annual salary.

Received Bonus
No Bonus

Types of Bonuses Considered

Individual Performance-Based Bonuses

The most standard form of bonus, where the employee is awarded based on their exceptional performance.

Company Performance Bonuses

Occasionally, some companies like to celebrate excess earnings and profits with their staff collectively in the form of bonuses that are granted to everyone. The amount of the bonus will probably be different from person to person depending on their role within the organization.

Goal-Based Bonuses

Granted upon achieving an important goal or milestone.

Holiday / End of Year Bonuses

These types of bonuses are given without a reason and usually resemble an appreciation token.

Bonuses Are Not Commissions!

People tend to confuse bonuses with commissions. A commission is a prefixed rate at which someone gets paid for items sold or deals completed while a bonus is in most cases arbitrary and unplanned.

What makes a position worthy of good bonuses and a high salary?

The main two types of jobs

Revenue GeneratorsSupporting Cast

Employees that are directly involved in generating revenue or profit for the organization. Their field of expertise usually matches the type of business.

Employees that support and facilitate the work of revenue generators. Their expertise is usually different from that of the core business operations.

A graphics designer working for a graphics designing company.

A graphic designer in the marketing department of a hospital.

Revenue generators usually get more and higher bonuses, higher salaries, and more frequent salary increments. The reason is quite simple: it is easier to quantify your value to the company in monetary terms when you participate in revenue generation.

Try to work for companies where your skills can generate revenue. We can't all generate revenue and that's perfectly fine.

Bonus Comparison by Seniority Level

Top management personnel and senior employees naturally exhibit higher bonus rates and frequencies than juniors. This is very predictable due to the inherent responsibilities of being higher in the hierarchy. People in top positions can easily get double or triple bonus rates than employees down the pyramid.

Hourly Average Wage / Teaching / Education / Johannesburg

200 ZAR per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Teaching / Education in Johannesburg is 200 ZAR.This is the rate they get paid for every worked hour.

Hourly Wage = Annual Salary / ( 52 x 5 x 8 )

About The Hourly Pay Rate

The hourly wage is the salary paid in one worked hour. Usually, jobs are classified into two categories: salaried jobs and hourly jobs. Salaried jobs pay a fixed amount regardless of the hours worked. Hourly jobs pay per worked hour. To convert salary into hourly wage the above formula is used (assuming 5 working days in a week and 8 working hours per day which is the standard for most jobs). The hourly wage calculation may differ slightly depending on the worked hours per week and the annual vacation allowance. The figures mentioned above are good approximations and are considered to be the standard. One major difference between salaried employees and hourly paid employees is overtime eligibility. Salaried employees are usually exempt from overtime as opposed to hourly paid staff.

What is the minimum hourly rate of pay?

The minimum pay rate per hour for people working in Teaching / Education in Johannesburg is 98 ZAR. This is the minimum as per the gathered data in the salary survey not the minimum hourly rate mandated by law.

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Bloemfontein31,700 ZAR
Cape Town38,000 ZAR
Durban36,300 ZAR
Johannesburg34,900 ZAR
Port Elizabeth32,900 ZAR
Pretoria34,300 ZAR

Government vs Private Sector Salary Comparison

Where can you get paid more, working in a private company or the government? The difference between the public or government sector salaries and the private sector salaries in South Africa is 7% on average across all career fields.

Private Sector
30,400 ZAR
Public Sector+7%
32,400 ZAR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Statistics and Calculation Guide

What is considered to be a good and competitive salary in Teaching / Education in Johannesburg?

A good and competitive compensation would range anywhere between 31,900 ZAR and 37,500 ZAR. This is a very rough estimate. Experience and education play a very huge part in the final earnings.

Gross Salary (before tax) and Net Salary (after tax)

All salary and compensation figures displayed here are gross salary figures, that is the salary before tax deductions. Because taxes may differ across sectors and locations, it is difficult to accurately calculate the net salary after tax for every career.

Base / Basic Salary

The base salary for jobs in Teaching / Education in Johannesburg ranges from 17,000 ZAR to 26,000 ZAR. The base salary depends on many factors including experience and education. It is not easy to provide a figure with very little information, so take this range with a grain of salt.

What is the difference between the median and the average salary?

Both are indicators. If your salary is higher than both the average and the median then you are doing very well. If your salary is lower than both, then many people earn more than you and there is plenty of room for improvement. If your wage is between the average and the median, then things can be a bit complicated. We wrote a guide to explain all about the different scenarios. How to compare your salary

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